Rainwater Tanks in Drought: We’ve Done the Math and Every Drop Counts!

Value of Rainwater Tanks in Drought

So, we’ve done the math, and we want to show you the value of rainwater tanks in drought, and how, in periods of low rainfall, every drop counts. Currently, more than 98 per cent of NSW is in drought, or at the onset of drought.

According to Weatherzone, Wollongong recorded 2.2mm of rain between 7am-11am yesterday morning – our wettest day since June 29, and more than our total for the whole of July (which was 1.6mm)!  It didn’t seem like much, and it didn’t last long, but a rainwater tank can make a little go a long way. Based on an average roof size of 250 square metres, with that 2.2mm, a rainwater tank could have collected 550 litres of rainwater. If the average water usage per person is around 300 litres per day, that’s almost enough to last two people a whole day!

For a further breakdown, that seemingly light rain shower could have turned into a) Five and a half loads of washing (at approximately 100 litres per cycle) OR b) 110 flushes of a dual-flush toilet (at approximately 5 litres per flush) OR c) Almost seven ten-minute showers (based on a flow rate of 8 litres per minute). Without a rainwater tank, it goes straight down the drain. In the current climate, that’s worth thinking about!

In addition to their water conservation role, Rotoplas Rainwater Tanks are simply well designed. Structural design elements such as corrugations and ribs offer unrivalled strength. Aesthetically, our range offers excellent opportunity for both “blending” and “featuring” in heritage, traditional, contemporary and ultra-modern settings. They are manufactured from certified, UV-resistant material and are built to last.

Consider the value of Rotoplas Rainwater Tanks in drought. You can view our rainwater tanks range here or calculate what size rainwater tank you need by reading our blog post here.

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